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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 2001

CRITICAL HABITAT: 13 miles of stream in the Turkey Creek watershed in Jefferson County, Alabama designated in 2010

RECOVERY PLAN: 2007

RANGE: The Turkey Creek drainage in northeastern Jefferson County, Alabama

THREATS: Impoundments and water-quality degradation from inadequate wastewater treatment and non-point sources such as agriculture and urbanization

POPULATION TREND: The historic population size of the vermilion darter is unknown. However, a study published in 1999 showed the population to be between 1,847 and 3238 individuals, and by 2003, only 107 individuals could be located.

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